Nine Canyon Wind Project near Kennewick

Video slideshow—photos by Zach Mazur




The WSU Energy Program has a leadership role in the Washington Wind Working Group, a coordinated effort to plan for large wind systems in Washington state. This participation is integral in determining the industry’s future.

One of the program’s specific tasks is in the development of detailed wind maps for the region. This effort, known as The Northwestern U.S. Wind Mapping Project, updates data and mapping methods to accurately reflect the Northwests wind resources.

Northwest wind maps


Other links to resources pertinent to wind energy development in Washington state:

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (maintained by the North Carolina Solar Center)

More information on other WSU renewable energy programs may be found at:

Washington State University Extension Energy Program